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Purgatory

Author: Raúl Zurita; Anna Deeny
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Bilingual edView all editions and formats
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Through the disruptive and fiercely inventive voice of a postmodern master, Raúl Zurita's Purgatory, a landmark in contemporary Latin American poetry, records the physical, cultural, and spiritual violence perpetrated against the Chilean people under Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship (1973-90). --from publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Spanish language materials
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raúl Zurita; Anna Deeny
ISBN: 9780520259720 0520259726 9780520259737 0520259734
OCLC Number: 317118175
Language Note: English and Spanish.
Notes: Originally published in Spanish as Purgatorio in 1979.
Description: xii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / C. D. Wright --
Preface: Some Words for This Edition --
Purgatory --
Translator's Afterword: Speaking from the Wreckage.
Other Titles: Purgatorio, 1970-1977.
Responsibility: Raúl Zurita ; translated from the Spanish and with an afterword by Anna Deeny ; foreword by C.D. Wright.

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Records the physical, cultural, and spiritual violence perpetrated against the Chilean people under Pinochet's military dictatorship (1973-1990). This offers an anguished response to Chile's violent  Read more...

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"An exciting literary event."--Publishers Weekly "Important and dynamic... Every young poet ... needs to read and study this book. The lessons found here will redefine poetic commitment."--The Read more...

 
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